9 Guest Rap Verses That Saved Crappy Pop Songs

by (@hernameislex)

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Pop songs with guest rap verses are gold. They reach a wider audience, forge relationships between artists, and get tons of air play. Guest rap verses have a history of bettering rap songs, and in the examples that follow, we’re arguing that they make pop songs better, too. From Kanye West on Katy Perry’s “E.T.” to Nicki Minaj on Justin Bieber’s “Beauty And A Beat,” these are nine rap verses that saved entire pop songs.

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Life-Coaches, Kitty Cats And The 10 Softest Moments In Heavy Metal History

by (@BHSmithNYC)

Heavy metal is about power. Sometimes heavy metal is about conflict. Often it is about anger, though other times it is about joy. The kind of joy one feels when they watch a bully get beaten up or the underdog team whip the pants off the favorites. It is hard stuff. Heavy metal is not about nice things. It is not about wholesome things (though it can be about values like strength, loyalty and perseverance). Heavy metal is not about kitty cats. Or is it…? Read more…